English Medieval Songs

English Songs of the Middle Ages
Sequentia
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (EMI) 1C 067 749 192 1 [LP]
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (EMI) CDC 7 49 192 2 [CD]
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (BMG) 77019 [CD]
Concert baroque CBF076 / ISBN 2-84349-013-8 [CD/booklet]
BMG Japan BVCD-38171 [CD]

Contents:

  1. Sainte Marie viergene
    Crist & Marie
    St. Nicholas
  2. The milde lomb, isprad o rode
  3. Edi be thu, heven-queene (instrumental)
  4. Ar ne kuth ich sorghe non
  5. Estampie
  6. Jesu Cristes milde moder
  7. Worldes blis ne last no throwe
  8. Instrumental
  9. Fuweles in the frith
  10. Man mai longe lives weene
  11. Bryd one brere
  12. Edi be thu, heven-queene
  13. Ar ne kuth ich sorghe non (instrumental)

Performers:
Sequentia, Ensemble für Musik des Mittelalters
Barbara Thornton (voice), Benjamin Bagby (voice, harp, symphonia), Margriet Tindemans (fiddle)
with participation of:
Edmund Brownless (voice)

Playing time: 59'

Recording site and date:
Cedernsaal Schloß Kirchheim [06/1987];
Rel.: 1988 (EMI), 1989 (BMG), 2001 (CBF)

Compilation:
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (BMG) 74321 46925 2 [CDx4] La musique dans l'Europe du Moyen-Âge

Excerpts:
[3]-[4], [12] RCA "Red Seals" 82876 60986 2 [CDx4] Trésors - Moyen-Âge

Comments:
Information for "Concert baroque CBF076" is from Bn-Opale plus.

This disc makes a good introduction to English medieval music, highlighting both the vocal & instrumental genres.

Some other collections featuring related material:

The Earliest Songbook in England
Gothic Voices - Christopher Page
Hyperion 67177
Gabriel's Greeting
Medieval English Christmas Music
Sinfonye - Stevie Wishart
Hyperion 66685
Miri it is
Songs & Instrumental Music from Medieval England
Dufay Collective
Chandos 9396
Melodious Melancholye
Les doux sons de l'Angleterre médiévale
Ensemble Belladonna
Raum Klang 2003
World's Bliss
Medieval Songs of Love and Death
John Fleagle / Shira Kammen
Archetype 60103
Between March and April
Music of Medieval England
The Sherwood Consort - Mary Devlin
Winged Horse Music 510

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Todd M. McComb